There’s a very strong law-and-order focus, with almost a third of those announced covering law enforcement or criminal sentencing.
Posts Tagged: Prisons
Patel’s aim and Johnson’s announcements will be difficult to deliver, but he is intent on proving that his Government is “on your side”.
Michael Gove: I have shown in government that I deliver. And as Prime Minister, I will deliver Brexit – and stop Corbyn.
My experience – mastering those detailed briefs, winning support, driving through reform – leaves me in the best position to achieve Brexit.
His critics claim his appointment as International Development Secretary “could lead to the death of thousands of the world’s poorest people”.
Rory Stewart’s pledge to bring security and conditions under control is welcome, but too narrow in scope.
Aitken on the meaning of Easter: “We can all have second chances, little resurrections in our lives.”
The former Cabinet minister, who went to prison for perjury, explains why, as a prison chaplain, he is happier than he has ever been.
Politicians must decide whether their priority in response to knife crime is ‘do something’ or ‘do something effective’
Being seen to be tough is superficially appealing, but prioritising solutions that actually work is a far better service to the public.
The defectors are wrong. The Conservatives aren’t shifting to the right. They are mired in the mixed middle.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
In the final article of our mini-series, the Onward Director says that there must also be a new strategy to help boost Britain’s productivity rate.
And: Churchill-mania, Moggmania, and the passion of Rory Stewart. Plus: too many lobbyists.
Phillip Lee: The Birmingham prison scandal. And why it’s time to roll back the frontiers of PFI in our public services
We spend £251 billion each year on outsourcing and contracting without evidence that this is a good deal for taxpayers.
Michael Tomlinson: I voted Leave. But as MPs leave Westminster this summer, we must look wider than the EU debate – and deliver social justice for Britain.
We must embrace such issues as poverty, families, prisons and young people.
A focus on formal qualifications is a good start, but surely any programme is incomplete if it doesn’t tackle the underlying drivers of hate crime.
Rory Geoghegan: Short-term prison sentences do nothing for prolific offenders. We must get serious about tackling the causes of crime.
Our latest Centre for Social Justice report – Desperate for a Fix – focuses on prolific drug-addicted people and proposes a new Second Chance Programme.
WATCH: “Reoffending rates are far too high for short sentences…they aren’t long enough to turn lives around” – Stewart on prisons
The Prisons Minister says reducing the numbers incarcerated for under a year “would be good for public safety, good for the individuals and good for the prison system”.